2023·06·24 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

News Flash

Today, it is still the case that Joe Biden didn’t Win.

I realize that to some readers, this might be a shock; surely at some point things must change and Biden will have actually won.

But the past cannot actually be changed.

It will always and forever be the case that Joe Biden didn’t win.

And if you, Leftist Lurker, want to dismiss it as dead white cis-male logic…well, you can call it what you want, but then please just go fuck off. No one here buys that bullshit–logic is logic and facts are facts regardless of skin color–and if you gave it a moment’s rational thought, you wouldn’t either. Of course your worthless education never included being able to actually reason–or detect problems with false reasoning–so I don’t imagine you’ll actually wake up as opposed to being woke.

As Ayn Rand would sometimes point out: Yes, you are free to evade reality. What you cannot do is evade the consequences of evading reality. Or to put it concretely: You can ignore the Mack truck bearing down on you as you play in the middle of the street, you won’t be able to ignore the consequences of ignoring the Mack truck.

And Ayn Rand also pointed out that existence (i.e., the sum total of everything that exists) precedes consciousness–our consciousnesses are a part of existence, not outside of it–therefore reality cannot be a “social construct” as so many of you fucked-up-in-the-head people seem to think.

So much for Leftist douchebag lurkers. For the rest of you, the regular readers and those lurkers who understand such things: I continue to carry the banner once also carried by Wheatie. His Fraudulency didn’t win.

Let’s Go, Brandon!!

Hey China!

Or rather, “Hey Chinese Communist Party and your entire array of servitors, ass-wipers, and fellators!”

You’re not even worth my time this week. When you decide to act like civilized people, maybe I’ll give you a lesson or two in how non-barbarians behave.

Hey BiteMe!
(Or, Whoever Has Their Hand Rammed Up That Putrefying Meat Puppet’s Ass)

[Language warning]

You and yours have caused a lot of injury. Literal injury with your war on people who don’t want to take an untested vaccine. When people die in an emergency room because a hospital won’t admit them because they haven’t had their clot shot, that’s a crime.

I’m going to address here the insult on top of the injury, because I am among the insulted. I still have my health but apparently you want me to live under the 8th Street Bridge (which actually isn’t on 8th Street, but whatever, that’s what the I-25 overpass over Cimarron is called), so maybe if you have your way that won’t be true for long. Dreadful time of year to become homeless.

No, you’re just trying to make me unemployed, because I won’t take your fucking shots.

Well, that threat is NOT going to work. I. Won’t. Take. Your. Fucking. Shots.

And it looks like enough people agree, that you’re having to back down, you worthless asswipe.

You’re LOSING.

You LOSER.

You Chinese-bought ratfucking traitor.

I would love to see you die an agonizing, humiliating death. (This isn’t a threat, because I am not threatening to cause that death. I am just announcing my intention to party if it happens.) It would be just recompense for the way you’re killing America…and millions of Americans.

His Fraudulency

Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, we haven’t heard much from the person who should have been declared the victor, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.

One can hope that all is not as it seems.

I’d love to feast on that crow.

(I’d like to add, I find it entirely plausible, even likely, that His Fraudulency is also His Figureheadedness. (Apparently that wasn’t a word; it got a red underline. Well it is now.) Where I differ with the hopium addicts is on the subject of who is really in charge. It ain’t anyone we like.)

Justice Must Be Done.

The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.

Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

Tranheuser Busch

Those asshats either get the world, all time record for obtuseness…or this is deliberate somehow. And their namby pamby non-apology that amounts to a “We’re sorry you’re too much of a knuckledragger to appreciate what we did” simply underscores the stupid. It’d be like a 400 pound golfer wearing spikes tromping on your instep and being utterly clueless why you are screaming in pain.

Me

I wrote that months ago, and they are casting about now trying to figure out how to get people to come back. However the one thing that might work (an abject admission that they were wrong to even think of doing this) is the one thing they cannot do. Because the decision makers are woke and cannot conceive that they were actually fuckheadedly wrong to do this.

Spot Prices.

Kitco Ask. Last week:

Gold $1,959.20
Silver $24.29
Platinum $992.00
Palladium $1,449.00
Rhodium $7,100.00

This week, markets closed as of 3PM MT.

Gold $1,920.20
Silver $22.52
Platinum $972.00
Palladium $1,316.00
Rhodium $6,100.00

Wow, gold and silver have been taking a beating lately! Market manipulation? Or just fake good news about the dollar?

Going Out of Line

A lot of different categories of numbers have been mentioned here recently, from rational numbers, to irrational numbers, to transcendental numbers.

But those aren’t all the types. Not by a long shot.

Going the easy way first, we have a group called, variously, the counting numbers, the whole numbers, and the natural numbers. This last designation is a bit problematic because there are two competing definitions. One of them is that ℕ includes 1, 2, 3, 4, etc, and the other one starts with 0, then picks up with 1, 2, 3, 4…

I was taught that the “natural numbers” did not include zero, but that “whole numbers” were the natural numbers, with zero added in. But others got something different. Mathematicians have taken to writing ℕ1 and ℕ0 to distinguish the two possibilities.

One distinction that mathematicians like to make is whether a grouping like this is closed or open for some operation.

For example ℕ (either one) is closed for addition and multiplication, because you can take any two numbers from ℕ, add (or multiply) them together, and the result is a member of ℕ. However, ℕ is open (or just simply “not closed”) for subtraction and division. 5 – 19 = ?? 2 ÷ 3 = ???

Yes, there are valid answers to those problems, but they are not part of ℕ.

In early elementary school, of course, these are the only numbers you work with at all, so your teacher just told you that you couldn’t subtract a big number from a little one, and division was for later anyway.

Now there is a caveat. If you think of division as “quotient” and “remainder” (or “modulo”) then ℕ0 is closed over division. [With of course the important caveat that you cannot divide by zero unless you are Donald Trump on a Batman day.] Because you can divide any ℕ by any other ℕ and you will get a whole-number quotient and a whole number remainder, both of them 0 or greater. But notice, ℕ1 is not closed for division, because something like 3 ÷ 4 has an answer quotient 0, remainder 3 and 0 is not a part of ℕ1.

Zero was the first addition to the set of numbers that pegged some people’s bullschiff meters at the time. Zero, to them, wasn’t a number, it was a lack of a number.

But arithmetic works far better with zero being considered a number than it does without it (and no I’m not just talking about the difference between working in Roman and ‘Arabic’ numerals–the Roman system didn’t have zero in it at all, much less the convenience of the way numbers can be written provided you have a zero). The fact is that people literally didn’t think of zero as a number in its own right, even after deciding it might be handier to work with “10” than “X”.

This was reflected in the way musical intervals were counted (a musical “first” is the same note, the second is the adjacent note and so forth, “first” didn’t mean the note immediately following the base note, because there wasn’t a concept of going zero steps). It even made its way into the Bible; the resurrection is depicted as happening on the third day…even though Sunday is only two days after Friday, and in fact based on times of day, it was less than 48 hours after the crucifixion. If this happened today the Gospel writers would probably have said “less than two days later…” to mean the same thing. Friday isn’t zero days after the crucifixion in the Gospels, it’s the first day. No concept of a zero.

In any case, we’re well past elementary school, and we have a way to close the number set, for subtraction at least, and that’s the negative numbers, -1, -2, -3, and so on. Add them to the set denoted by ℕ0 and you have the integers, for which the symbol is, of course, ℤ. After all what else could the symbol for “integer” possibly be?

You can add, subtract, and multiply any integers together, and still get an integer, you can do division (again, no dividing by 0) with remainders, too.

You have two identities as well. There’s the additive identity, 0. Because you can add (or subtract) zero to anything…and it doesn’t change. And the multiplicative identity, 1. You can multiply anything by 1, and it doesn’t change.

You have inverses, too. Pick some number…oh, say 17. It has an additive inverse, -17, because when you add a number and its inverse, you get zero. And there’s also a multiplicative inverse (also called the reciprocal), the number you can multiply 17 by to get 1…and that of course is 1/17.

So this is the sort of things that mathematicians think about when talking about sets of numbers, and the operations that can be performed on them. If it sounds like this is all third grade stuff…okay, fifth grade stuff since long division is in there…that’s because we’re dealing with a simple case; these issues become a big deal when talking about vectors, matrices, and tensors.

(In fact when I was going through elementary school these “simple” rules plus ones like associativity [(a+b)+c = a+(b+c)] and commutativity [a+b = b+a] were put out there and I was wondering why they were harping on them so much. Well it’s because mathematicians need to consider this stuff for higher mathematics.)

What’s missing here? Fractions, of course! In essence any number you could get by dividing integers (again, not by zero, though you can divide zero by anything else) is some sort of fraction, or perhaps a compound number like 1¼, which you can get from 5 divided by 4. This is the set of rational numbers, symbolized with…wait for it…ℚ.

“Rational” comes from “ratio,” not our modern meaning of “rational” to describe the exact opposite of “woke”.

ℚ is closed under addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (so long as you don’t divide by zero).

You can exponentiate, i.e. raise these numbers to a power. Is ℚ closed for that operation? Well you can raise to any integer power, without a problem. Squaring, cubing, etc any of these numbers gives you another such number (and in fact that’s true even for whole numbers, like -42) and still be within ℚ. You can even use a negative number, because 5-1 is simply 1/5. But that’s not all that is in ℚ. The fractions are in ℚ and if you raise a number to a fraction you will end up taking a root. The simplest most trivial case where ℚ “breaks” is 2½, which is the square root of 2 and that is not a rational number, it’s an irrational number: 1.414… And here irrational means it cannot be expressed as a ratio between two integers.

Well. It seems like every time we introduce a new mathematical operation it “breaks” our number set and we have to extend it, doesn’t it?

We now have a set of the combined rational (ℚ) and irrational numbers. Does that have a name? Not really because there are still more numbers that cannot be written as fractions, and cannot be got at just by taking some root of a rational number. These are the transcendental numbers like e and π.

Lumping all of these together you get a set known as the real numbers, and that is symbolized by ℝ, so at least now we’re back to symbols that make sense given the name of the number set. Why “real numbers”? Well…read on, it will become clear presently.

ℝ is closed over addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It is still not closed over exponentiation, though. Wait, we’re no better off than we were with rational numbers ℚ??

Well we are, because as long as you are raising to an integer power, you can raise any real number to a power and you’ll still have a real number. So e23 is a real number, so is e-23, or -337 or even (-π)-4. And you can raise any positive number to any real power, e.g., 27e, 3.247/13. These are all in ℝ.

The problem arises when you try to take any root of a negative number (i.e., raise to a fractional power).

At the most trivial, the square root of minus one (√-1) is not in the real set. There is no real number you can multiply by itself to get minus one. Nor for any other negative number. You can try to take a crack at something like √-9, though:

√-9 = √9 ⋅ √-1 = 3 ⋅ √-1

You will end up with some answer, multiplied by this non-existent “square root of minus 1.” It’s like taking the square root of a negative number almost works like taking the root of the same number as a positive number–you can do the same arithmetic to extract the root, but then this bogus “square root of minus one” piece which just hangs around as some bit of ballast.

OK, let’s take a bit of a breather.

Another one of those things I saw in elementary school which made me think “why bother” is the number line.

Here’s one for ℕ0:

Notice it seems to end on the left hand side at zero, but it continues after 100, implying you can get higher and higher numbers. But this is clearly not a number line you’d want to use for negative numbers. When those come up you suddenly see a whole left side of the number line with the negative numbers on the left, and it open on the left too, implying numbers can get lower and lower than that.

And fractions, of course have their places between the integers. The irrational numbers actually fit in between fractions. You can write down some fraction arbitrarily close to, say e but not quite reach it, from both above and below. You can narrow the gap with increasingly ridiculous fractions, but you can’t close it, so e, π, √2 and all the other irrational numbers are wedged in between the rational numbers.

Another way to think of ℝ is as the complete set of numbers that can be represented on the number line. Negatives, fractions, irrationals, transcendentals, you-name-it, it’s on there…somewhere.

It’s just a shame you can’t take the square root of a negative number. It’s not much consolation to know that you can take the cube root of a negative number just fine: -8 = -2 x -2 x -2, therefore ∛-8 = -2.

Actually you can do it, but you’re going to have to expand your notion of what a “number” can be, literally into another dimension.

Let’s just define √-1 to be i. (Lower case “I”.)

Why i? Because someone decided to name this number “imaginary.”

You can multiply i by a real number…like 17…to get 17i, which is still considered an imaginary number. You can square i, of course, to get -1, you can cube it to get –i. The fourth power of i is actually +1. What happens if you want the reciprocal of i? In other words, what is 1/i?

1/i = 1⋅i / ii = i / i2 = i / -1 = –i.

You can basically just do algebra on imaginary numbers, and when you square i, replace with -1. If you see higher powers of i, break them down into products of squares and proceed accordingly:

i3 = –i, i4 = 1, i5= i,

and so on.

Because you can do basic algebram it turns out that anything you could do to real numbers you can do with i.

But it doesn’t show up anywhere on the number line. And because this critter doesn’t appear on the number line, it isn’t a real number. It’s not real, so it’s imaginary. (And this is why they call ℝ the real numbers, by contrast with the imaginary ones.)

Imaginary is a crappy name, honestly, because all numbers are abstractions with no concrete existence. If you want to disagree with that last statement, point to three. Not three dogs, or three amigos, but just to three…and I don’t mean a copy of the symbol ‘3’ either, it’s a symbol for the abstract concept.

So “imaginary” numbers are no more imaginary than “real” ones, nor are “real” numbers any more real than “imaginary” ones.

But that doesn’t stop people from claiming mathematicians are just engaging in mental masturbation “imagining” things.

Well, no. That’s simply ignorant.

The fact of the matter is all electronic engineering, and almost all electrical engineering as well–in other words the tech you are reading this little ramble on– absolutely relies on these so-called “imaginary numbers.” [The only thing is, since i is current in electrical engineering, when electrical engineers want the square root of minus one, they write it as j. Which drives math teachers buggy, and of course probably the biggest swath of people in many college level math classes are electrical engineering students; who end up having to flip back and forth depending on whether it’s a math course or an engineering course.]

But we’re stuck with the name “imaginary”, so I will quit putting it in quotes.

Is it possible to have combinations? A “thing” that has both real and imaginary parts?

Not just yes, but hell yes. But if we do it, we end up with a number that has two distinct pieces, not just one. And since that sounds a bit complicated, these are the complex numbers, and their symbol is ℂ.

So how do they fit together? How do you combine them?

Not to sound flippant, but you combine them by, well, combining them. You have a nice imaginary number like 4i. And a solidly real number like -2.

To combine them, just do this:

-2+4i

There’s your complex number.

If these form a valid set of numbers, then what operations is ℂ closed over?

All of the ones I’ve mentioned. Even exponentiation, but I will have to demonstrate that some other week.

But how do they work?

Addition seems straight forward. Let’s take that complex number above and add it to 3-7i.

Hmm… (-2 + 4i) + (3 – 7i). Now what? Rearrange things. Combine the real and imaginary parts like this: (-2 +3) + 4i – 7i) and you see that you get 1 – 3i. Or a bit more succicntly: Just add the real parts together, and the imaginary parts together.

What about multiplication? Remember imaginary numbers can be mangled with algebra the same as real numbers, and so can complex numbers. If you want to multiply the two numbers above:

(-2 + 4i) × (3 – 7i)

You can “foil” it just like you would do with two binomials. FOIL, of course, stands for first, outside, inside, last.

First: -2 × 3 = -6

Outside: -2 × -7i = +14i

Inside: 4i × 3 = +12i

Last: 4i × -7i = -28 i2 which is to say -28 × -1 = 28

Combining bits and pieces, your answer is 22 + 26i.

And it’s now 13 minutes after 10 my time so I need to hit “post” and let you all bang your head on the wall trying to understand this! Much, much more about complex numbers…I think (unless you already know it) you’ll be a bit surprised!

Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

China is Lower than Whale Shit

Remember Hong Kong!!!

Whoever ends up in the cell next to his, tell him I said “Hi.”

中国是个混蛋 !!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!

China is in the White House

Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.

Joe Biden is Asshoe

China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.

But of course the much more important thing to realize:

Joe Biden Didn’t Win

乔*拜登没赢 !!!
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!

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TheseTruths

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cthulhu

I saw that on another website and I was so sure that Scott would bring it here…..

scott467

It appears to be a perfectly sound and necessary response, to anything TCTB say to do or not do, where they have no Constitutional authority to be saying ‘do that’ or ‘don’t do that’ 👍

Happy go lucky

Showed this to Mr Happy and he said yep, that’s you baby 😂

TheseTruths

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TheseTruths
scott467

They’re coming for the children.

When the enemy makes a threat against children, we should believe them.

And respond accordingly.

Aubergine

You bet your ass.

itswoot

Hopefully this lengthy png image address will post only the image.

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H/T NebraskaFilly (Marcia’s Place)

Aubergine

They’ll get to my children over my dead body, surrounded by quite a few of theirs.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

“Whoever we please” = “Your children”, apparently.

TheseTruths

Corvette Photo Places Hunter at Joe’s Delaware House on Same Day He Demanded Payment From Chinese Business Associate

Pictures from the “Laptop From Hell” place Hunter at Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware house on the same day he invoked his dad’s name to threaten a Chinese business associate.

The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday released a devastating report detailing accounts of Biden corruption from two IRS whistleblowers.

Gary Shapely, one IRS whistleblower, revealed Hunter Biden demanded payment from his Chinese business associate over WhasApp messenger.

Hunter Biden demanded payment and threatened Henry Zhao, a Chinese Communist Party official and director of Harvest Fund Management.

Harvest Fund Management had previously invested in Hunter Biden’s firm, BHR Partners – a private investment fund founded in 2013 that is co-owned by the Bank of China.

Hunter and Joe Biden threatened Henry Zhao – make a payment or else!

The July 2017 WhatsApp message Hunter Biden sent to Henry Zhao is as follows according to the IRS whistleblower:

“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight. And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my directions. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”

A few weeks later Hunter Biden received a $5 million wire from a Chinese firm.

On August 8, 2017, $5 million was wired from a CEFC-affiliated investment vehicle (Northern International) to the bank account for Hudson West III, which spent the next year transferring $4,790,375 million directly to Hunter Biden’s firm, Owasco…

Linda

That looks like an ooops!

cthulhu

That looks like something I’ve done, but it worked at that time. Perhaps it got turned-off during one of Wolf’s fiddles with JetSmack….

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I will double check to make sure it didn’t get removed by an update.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Nope – it’s still there, and there are no “zeroes” in the trigger term.

kalbokalbs

If my eyes and screen are clear, Should the O, be a 0 (zero)?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I did “like it” but AFTER it appeared, and was answered by Linda. Had I liked it in moderation, it would have posted like that.

Try another one in answer to this. You used the correct format, as far as I can tell.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OK – this failed. Try it on yesterday’s post, as a new final post. It may have something to do with you being the author.

cthulhu

Maybe just not one of their own posts.

cthulhu

I’m not an author, and I really have no dog in this fight, but are you sure about that? It may be a leftover “rule of thumb” from a prior version of the blog, and it seems like something where you’d like to be certain.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I am quite certain that PMTW ALWAYS went into moderation, even for me. I suspect that there is a bug in the works now. It is possible that this is a function of the new commenting system, making assumptions in the code.

cthulhu

Reminds me of mathematician joke. A professor is writing furiously on a whiteboard, filling it with equations. He then starts on the next whiteboard over, saying, “from there it is obvious that….” and writes another equation.

At which point he stops. He looks at one whiteboard, then the other, then jerks back to the first. Muttering, “excuse me”, he bolts out of the lecture hall and his running footsteps echo down the hallway….

Students are somewhat alarmed, thinking he may have suffered a medical emergency….until they hear a faraway slam, then approaching jogging footsteps from a distance. The professor rounds the corner, comes into view, and strides back into the lecture hall.

Straightening his coat, and smoothing his hair back, he says, “yes, I was right, it is obvious….”

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yes. The admin (me) and the author can see moderated comments on that author’s post, AND it appears that the author’s own moderated comments are “auto-approved” – at least in your case.

I may try my own and see if it works.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

No, the O’s are O’s in PMTW.

Something weird happened here.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Both replies to this are awaiting approval now!

cthulhu

Magic.

cthulhu

Should be added to the Official Guidebook….

…..now, where did that bad boy get off to????

cthulhu

If you’re really slick, you can paste it, print it, post PMTW, unapprove it, reload, retrieve it from the print buffer……

It could become known as Steve’s CUPS and posts illusion….

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Good thinking. I checked the trigger term, which uses “thin O”, but they are definitely NOT zeroes!

TheseTruths

Images of the guys behind the Russian coup have been released.

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mollypitcher5

  :wpds_lol: hahahaha that made me actually bust out laughing. Was scrolling slow and wasn’t expecting that

TheseTruths

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scott467

I knew it.

Especially that tool looking at the camera.

cthulhu

I never got into that FOIL thing — I learned the general rule for multiplicands of whatever length — so if you’re multiplying A + B + C by D + E + F, you get AD + AE + AF + BD + BE + BF + CD + CE + CF .

You arrange them in columns of like type so you can add them all together when you’re done……hey, that’s a lot like a spreadsheet!

cthulhu

I’m just amused by that spreadsheet quip. I graduated college and said goodbye to multiplying polynomials before Excel was a thing.

slowcreekno

Ah, the suspense. Just read elsewhere about suspended chords, where a 4th (or sometimes 2nd) scale degree «hangs» before resolving to the 3rd. Base-1 counting all over, with the tonic appearing again as the 8th, the octave, and then the 15th.

Now «octave» is used outside music to refer to a doubling or halving of frequency.

But yes, suspense — I can imagine where this is going.

And finally, there was a cafeteria once, where the salad dressing was a nominal 1000 island type, but it wasn’t quite right so we referred to it as «600+j800 island», the idea was that most of it had to be imagined.

cthulhu

And then, there are decibels — where three decibels refer to a doubling or halving of power.

slowcreekno

Yes, the formula

P_dB = 10 * lg (P / Pr)

Possibly more relevant to last week’s logarithms, but it is very useful. And the 3 from the doubling comes from the fact that lg(2) = 0.3010, rounded to 0.3.

The slightly confusing thing is that when looking at voltage gains, the formula turns into

Gv_dB = 20 * lg (Vout / Vin)

where that extra factor 2 is because power is proportional to the square of the voltage. So now a voltage gain of 2 becomes 6 dB (actually 6.020, but just 6.0 is precise enough most of the time).

The neat thing with this is that gains and losses are calculated by adding or subtracting whatever number of dB each stage provides.

cthulhu

I just remember that repeating an analog video link with a 65 dB signal/noise left you with 62 dB after the pair.

phoenixrising

Larry’s latest:

U.S. MILITARY SHACKLED TO CHINA BECAUSE OF RARE EARTH MINERALS AND PRIGOZHIN HAS A PSYCHOTIC BREAK
23 June 2023 by Larry Johnson

FTA

… “Last, and certainly not least, we have what appears to be a coup attempt by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the figurehead of the Wagner Group. It is essential to understand that Prigozhin has no military experience and is not the “commander” of Wagner. Simplicius the Thinker provides a quick update of what is going on:

Prigozhin appears to have initiated a coup attempt. Information is still developing constantly so nothing is definitive or confirmed. That’s why I wanted to focus more on the potential causes rather than the speculative and constantly-changing informational noise. But just for those who may be completely unaware of the happenings:

Prigozhin published the following video claiming that the Russian MOD has “bombed” a Wagner rear area with many Wagner dead. The video, however, shows no dead and only what looks like some minor staged burning leaves. . . .

One thing that’s important to note is the incident appears, on the surface, to have come out of the blue. But in reality, things have been developing for quite a while. Most notably, if you’ll recall that the Russian MOD a few weeks back issued a new ruling for all volunteers and PMCs to register under the yoke of the Russian MOD. On the surface, the justification was to give equal ‘benefits’ to all volunteers that Russian servicemen get for their service.

I think Andrei Martyanov’s assessment is the most sound:

Well, Now It Could Be Stated Openly that Prigozhin is not only a criminal, but, highly likely, the asset of Ukie-NATO axis. A lot of things point out to that, including “rumors” (in reality, reliable information) of Prigozhin and some Wagner people providing information on positions of Russian Army to VSU. Per Wagner: I am on record–they are good storm group but as a serious force they are nothing without Russian Armed Forces. The media BS about them, as well as grossly exaggerated stories about Bakhmut have been designed primarily for the consumption of fanboys who masturbate on tactical minutiae. Me and my friends discussed it for months in the media e.g. PolitWera et al. So, this is over for Prigozhin and, eventually, for Wagner.

I do not know if this is a last minute desperate ploy by Prigozhin to try to thwart the Wagner Group from being put completely under the command of the Russian MOD, or if it is an elaborate psychological operation or if the man has suffered a catastrophic psychotic break. We will know by Monday if Prigozhin is a Russian version of Benedict Arnold or an actor on par with Richard Burton or Robert DeNiro. Come to think of it, Prigozhin’s demeanor reminds me a bit of DeNiro’s role as Al Capone:

Given the timing of Prigozhin’s eruption, which coincides with the disastrous lack of progress with the Ukrainian counter offensive, I am inclined, like Andrei, to believe that Prigozhin may have some anti-Putin oligarchs behind him and is trying to disrupt the Russian military successes on the battlefield. I think he will fail and I think he will not survive this scurrilous attack on the Russian Ministry of Defense.
However, Prigozhin’s crazed outburst could be an unprecedented Maskirovka move. If you have Russian troops moving in “response” to his call for a coup it could be a ploy to mask the concentration of Russian forces for an unexpected offensive. We will see.

full article https://sonar21.com/u-s-military-shackled-to-china-because-of-rare-earth-minerals-and-prigozhin-has-a-psychotic-break/

litenmaus

Just my opinion, but I don’t think that Prigozhin has had a psychotic break, I think this may very well be an operation to “smoke” out the activists/terrorists who have been attacking border towns in the Belgorod regions.

cthulhu

I concur that it’s almost certainly an op. Whether to smoke out “activists/terrorists” or NATO “planners” is an open question.

litenmaus

:0) I think, okay I admit, I really, really hope that it’s NATO planners.

cthulhu

It really annoys me that there’s all this BS about rare earths, when the US used to export them. What we really lack is chemists willing to run “dirty” processing and states willing to mine.

TradeBait2

^^^ Glad somebody else stated it, and especially happy it was you, Coothie. The latter sentence leads to the enemies within.

All I can say is do not get taken in by the BS (appropriate word, bud) about China or whoever controlling rare earths. North America in general is a pretty special place. There are good reasons every country on earth wants us to fall under their control. That’s what to be concerned about.

One flight over northern Nevada should tell a person something as an example.

GA/FL

So it’s all about China buying our politicians?

TradeBait2

Yup. It is.

RAC
scott467

Lying?

In war?

Nah…

cthulhu

I managed to bump into our regular mail carrier on Friday. It was a light day for mail, so I trimmed our shade tree while she walked her route, then she moved her truck about six feet and I trimmed more.

We have a sweetgum (AKA liquidambar) in our front yard. It’s nice because it shades the sidewalk and approximately one parking space — which I keep trimmed to exactly fit a mail truck.

On the other hand, I think anyone who approves a liquidambar as a street tree is an incompetent idiot. The stupid things are nuisances. In the spring, it has ugly green flowers that blow out pollen and stain concrete when they fall. In the fall, it dumps outrageous amounts of leaves. In winter, it drops these spiky-balls that are walking hazards. And in certain times in high summer, its roots will push more moisture to its branches than its leaves can dissipate to the wind, and it will drop “widowmakers” — branches several inches across. Our neighbor had one drop next to a tradesman’s setup (he was doing crown molding, and was fortunately inside). I saw another neighbor’s tree drop about 1/3 of the tree on the street when I just happened to be out shifting a trash barrel. I hate our tree — and its native range includes the Carolinas.

That said, having a mail-truck sized shade is handy, especially when it gets over 90 degrees.

phoenixrising

Totally agree about the Sweetgum … they can be invasive… perhaps not on your property, but here in S Carolina, in my woods, they are very invasive. Their roots spread and produce little sweetgum trees… Ifight them constantly here in my woods… they grow like weeds!

Glad your one provides shade for you in the hot California sun…

cthulhu
cthulhu

Heh. Pennsylvania is boasting of rebuilding their bridge in 12 days, compared to the California benchmark of 26 days [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacArthur_Maze#2007_I-580_East_Connector_collapse ].

Seems very nice and competent…..until the details.

It’s not a bridge any more. They filled-in the understructure with glass beads and built temporary roadways over that, so it’s now a causeway — there is no traffic underneath.

Mind you, it’s a good fix and averts the worst effects of the incident, and 12 days is good time. It’s just not comparable and it’s a fraud to say it is.

scott467

“They filled-in the understructure with glass beads and built temporary roadways over that, so it’s now a causeway — there is no traffic underneath.”

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So they need a ramp to go across.

Cuppa Covfefe

Sounds like a glass bead game to me….

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RAC

“We appeal to the fighters of the assault detachments “PMCs “Wagner”.

You were tricked into Prigozhin’s criminal adventure and participation in an armed rebellion.

Many of your comrades from several detachments have already realized their mistake by asking for help in ensuring that they can safely return to their permanent locations.

▫️ Such assistance from our side has already been provided to all the soldiers and commanders who applied.

We ask you to be reasonable and get in touch with representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry or law enforcement agencies as soon as possible.

▫️ We guarantee everyone’s safety.”

🔹 Russian Ministry of Defense
https://t.me/mod_russia/27805
(00:13 their time)
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“We appeal to the fighters of the assault detachments “PMCs “Wagner”.

You were tricked into Prigozhin’s criminal adventure and participation in an armed rebellion.

Many of your comrades from several detachments have already realized their mistake by asking for help in ensuring that they can safely return to their permanent locations.

▫️ Such assistance from our side has already been provided to all the soldiers and commanders who applied.

We ask you to be reasonable and get in touch with representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry or law enforcement agencies as soon as possible.

▫️ We guarantee everyone’s safety.”

🔹 Russian Ministry of Defense
https://t.me/mod_russia/27806
(07:04 their time)

para59r

Adds in a few odd comments appearing on telgram channles, attempting to silo comments to the question was the West read in on Wagner situation. From the comments below, perhaps not, however how much of this if any is disinfo? Most comments are from Intel Z and Ukraine Watch.

1 British intelligence recommends that Kiev not start the second stage of the counteroffensive, but focus on information and psychological work in the context of the situation around the Wagner PMC and the swaying of the situation inside the Russian Federation.

Fit with this earlier one.

2 AFU near Orekhovo really stopped advancing on Rabotino, the same situation on the flanks of Artyomovsk

3 Our fighters and the Armed Forces of Ukraine are stunned by reading Telegram channels and not understanding what is happening in this world

Too early to say what impact Prigo coup will have on the counteroffensive. AFAIK: 

– No significant decrease of Russian military activity on the frontlines in Ukraine.

– Russian rates of fire have not decreased.

– No major Russian frontline troop rotations have been observed.

– Seizure of Voronezh & Rostov-on-Don by Wagner may have some impact on Russian ground lines of communications & flow of supplies/reinforcements to & from the frontlines.

– It also appears that Russian forces continue to press attacks on some parts of the frontline in the Donbas.

So much for direct instructions to Kiev:

4 The Conservative chairman of the House of Commons defence committee, Tobias Ellwood, described what is happening as “a huge opportunity for Ukraine to take advantage of the mutiny turmoil and chaos in Russia”.

5 Meanwhile, a depot of Storm Shadow cruise missiles was destroyed at an airbase in the Khmelnytsky region in response to an attack by Ukrainian forces on the Chongar Bridge – the Russian Defence Ministry said.

Also tonight, a long-range weapons strike was conducted against Ukrainian Air Force radio reconnaissance centres and aviation equipment at Kanatove and Dnipro airfields, hitting all designated facilities.

6 Duda ordered Polish troops to go on high alert.

7 Vladimir Zelensky supports the actions of Vagner PMC founder Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has been charged with sedition, and argues that Russia has shown its “weakness” in the face of recent events.

8 Ex-oligarch Khodorkovsky, a big “friend of Russia” publicly declared his support for Prigozhin’s rebellion and urged his supporters to support him in every possible way:

“Now is not the time to make disgusted faces, now we need to help, and then, if necessary, we will fight with him as well,” Khodorkovsky wrote.

Related. 4 Billion Rubles found near Prigozhin’s compound in St. Petersberg (located on the eastern edge of the Gulf of Finland). Equivalent to appox 52 Million dollars US.

Currently Wagner has been halted at the yellow pin and is strung out from Rostov in the South of Russia to Voroneh in the north a little more than half way to Moscow along Hwy M4. It’s likely as far North Wagner’s main forces will be allowed. Wagner was reconstituing when all this started and part of that had Wagner forces allowed leave which means this is not all Wagner has at it’s disposal, but those on leave can be assumed to have been traveling without benefit of weapons I’d assume.

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para59r

Spotty Reports of Wagner in the Tula region 2hrs from Moscow, which would be the one above the yellow on the map. So much for stopping them in Voroneh? We’ll see.

Brave and Free

What most everyone here already knows is happening here in the USA.
Hopefully more will wake up.

https://badlands.substack.com/p/rainbow-color-revolution

Dora

Good history lesson as well as explanation of what is happening now. I’ve passed it on.

phoenixrising

Post on MoA by Greg Galloway – full English text of Putin’s speech…

The full text of Vladimir Putin’s address to the citizens of Russia:

I appeal to the citizens of Russia, to the personnel of the Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies and special services, to the soldiers and commanders who are now fighting at their battle positions, repelling the enemy’s attacks and doing so heroically—I know, I spoke again tonight with the commanders of all directions. I am also addressing those who have been lured into this criminal enterprise and pushed onto the path of the gravest crime—armed mutiny—through deceit or threats.

Russia today is fighting an uphill battle for its future, repelling the aggression of the neo-Nazis and their masters. Virtually the entire military, economic and information machine of the West is directed against us. We are fighting for the lives and security of our people, for our sovereignty and independence. For the right to be and remain

Russia – a state with a thousand-year history.

This battle, when the fate of our people is being decided, requires the unity of all forces, unity, consolidation and responsibility. When everything that weakens us, any kind of discord, which our external enemies can and do use to undermine us from inside, must be put aside.

And so the actions that split our unity are, in essence, an apostasy from our people, from our comrades-in-arms who are now fighting on the frontlines. It is a stab in the back of our country and our people.

This is exactly the blow that was dealt to Russia in 1917, when the country fought the First World War. But the victory was stolen from her. Intrigues, squabbles, politicking behind the backs of the army and the people resulted in the greatest shock, the destruction of the army and the disintegration of the state, the loss of vast territories. The result was the tragedy of the civil war.

The Russians killed the Russians, the brothers killed their brothers, and the lucrative interests were reaped by all kinds of political adventurers and foreign forces who divided the country and tore it apart.

We will not allow this to happen again. We will protect both our people and our statehood against all threats. Including internal treachery.

And what we have faced is precisely betrayal. Excessive ambitions and vested interests have led to treason. Betrayal of their country, their people, and the cause for which the fighters and commanders of Wagner fought and died alongside our other units. The heroes who liberated Soledar and Artemovsk, towns and villages of Donbass, fought and gave their lives for Novorossiya, for the unity of the Russian world. Their name and glory have also been betrayed by those who are trying to organise rebellion, pushing the country towards anarchy and fratricide. To defeat, ultimately, and capitulation.

I repeat, any internal turmoil is a mortal threat to our statehood, to us as a nation. It is a blow to Russia, to our people. And our actions to defend the Fatherland against such a threat will be tough. Everyone who deliberately chose the path of betrayal, who prepared an armed insurrection, who chose the path of blackmail and terrorist
methods, will suffer an inevitable punishment, they will be held accountable both before the law and before our people.

The Armed Forces and other government agencies have received the necessary orders, and additional anti-terrorist measures are being introduced in Moscow, the Moscow region and a number of other regions.
Decisive action will also be taken to stabilise the situation in Rostov-on-Don. It remains complex, with the work of the civilian and military authorities effectively blocked.

As the President of Russia and Commander-in-Chief, as a citizen of Russia, I will do my utmost to defend the country, to protect the constitutional order, the lives, security and freedom of its citizens.”

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/phoenix: I apologize for my sloppy ‘cut & paste… sleep deprived…

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pgroup2

Vlad is telling them that this is their last hurrah, one way or another.

Don’t forget – Vlad “solved” the Chechen mess by elevating a warlord to be the civil head of the province. That there’s a marker he can cash in.

Those were the ones behind the Moscow Theater incident and the school kidnapping. Not very nice people, those Chechens.

kalbokalbs

Thank you for brining this.

phoenixrising

Bernhard at MoA has a few words:

On Prigozhin’s Insurrection Farce
Some thoughts on the ongoing insurrection attempt in Russia.

I wonder who or what lured Yevgeny Prigozhin into staging this farce.

In twelve or so hours things are likely to have calmed down.

Now ‘western’ anal-cyst will spend weeks fantasizing about their wished for outcome which was of course never possible.

The whole story reminds me of Machiavelli’s warning against mercenaries:

I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed.

Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and [one’s own] destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy. The fact is, that they have no other attraction or reason for keeping the field than a trifle of stipend, which is not sufficient to make them willing to die for you. …

I wish to demonstrate further the infelicity of these arms [i.e., mercenaries]. The mercenary captains are either capable men or they are not; if they are, you cannot trust them, because they always aspire to their own greatness, either by oppressing you, who are their master, or others contrary to your intentions; but if the captain [i.e., the leader of the mercenaries] is not skillful, you are ruined in the usual way [i.e., you will lose the war].

Posted by b on June 24, 2023 at 8:35 UTC | Permalink

pgroup2

pr, you never cease to amaze me. I would never have thought that you and Machiavelli were acquainted.

phoenixrising

Had to do an upper level Philosophy paper on him … together we consumed a lot of midnight oil … 😉

Those are B’s words citing Machi, of course you know that … you made me smile as usual… much needed these days

TheseTruths

‘western’ anal-cyst 

😳😅 That’s a new one to me! Very effective.

RDS
para59r

So much for the bird flu. 😮🙄😏😉

RAC

It seems by now to be way part the point where it could have been kayfabe. It’s a great pity Putin wasn’t in a position to settle prigozhin’s hash weeks ago when he started acting like a prima donna, unfortunately Putin needed the PMC fighting in Bakhmut at the time, IMHO.
The ex cons now backing prigozhin should be thinking about their future. Telegraph is already showing what is claimed to be RF strikes against them. If they start fighting the RF, those who don’t get themselves killed or escape will most probably be going back to jail for a long time.

pgroup2

Vlad will just reopen Solzhenitsyn’s gulag archipelago.

RAC

So disheartening building a wall with mortar that freezes almost instantly and one knows it’s going to fall apart when a thaw comes 😂

kalbokalbs

And, never to see freedom again.

From my cheap seat, a golden opportunity lost.

Brave and Free
pgroup2

Page not found.

RAC

Was this it?

pgroup2

Wham bam thank you ma’am.

gil00

Saw this one a couple yrs ago, i think it was russian. People acting wierd during covid was how i saw it.

RAC

I was trying to see the writing on the backs of their jackets, but couldn’t make it out.

gil00

Not a 100% sure but its far eastern bloc. It was a wierd thing. Was posted when people were tryi g to go into public again. But dudes a freak.

kalbokalbs

Not found. Tried two browsers.

RAC

“Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the special military operation (as of June 24, 2023)

Part 1 (see part 2)

▫️ Tonight, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a group strike with high-precision long-range weapons at the centers of radio intelligence and aviation equipment of the Ukrainian Air Forces at the Kanatovo airfields in the Kirovograd region, as well as the Dnipro.

▫️ All assigned objects are hit. The target of the strike has been achieved.

In addition, on June 23, in response to a strike on a road bridge across the Chongar Strait, a warehouse with “Storm Shadow” cruise missiles was destroyed at a Ukrainian airbase near the settlement of Starokonstantinov in the Khmelnytsky region.

During the day, the armed forces of Ukraine continued unsuccessful attempts of offensive actions in the South Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Donetsk and Krasno-Limansk directions.

▫️ In the South Donetsk direction, in the area of the Vremevsky salient, the competent and selfless actions of the units of the Vostok group of troops, artillery fire and heavy flamethrower systems successfully repelled three enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Makarovka, Novoselka of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Levadnoye of the Zaporozhye region.

As a result of the fire damage of the advanced reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Novopol of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Novodarovka of the Zaporozhye region, two tanks and six armored combat vehicles of the enemy were destroyed.

▫️ In the Zaporozhye direction, Russian troops repelled an attack by units of the 47th mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the settlement of Yablokovo, Zaporozhye region. Army aviation strikes hit enemy concentrations of manpower and equipment in the areas of the settlements of Preobrazhenka and Novodanilovka of the Zaporozhye region. In addition, an ammunition depot of the 65th mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed near the settlement of Malye Shcherbaki, Zaporozhye region.

Total enemy losses in these areas during the day amounted to over 170 Ukrainian servicemen, three tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, 12 armored combat vehicles and three cars. Also destroyed: the Grad MLRS combat vehicle, the Cezar self-propelled artillery unit made in France, the M777 artillery system made in the USA, two Msta-B howitzers and one D-20.

In the Donetsk direction, the active actions of the “Southern” group of troops during the past day successfully repelled nine enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Veseloye, Artemovsk, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske and Maryinka of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

During the fighting, more than 245 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, seven pickups, as well as D-20 and D-30 howitzers were destroyed.

▫️ In the Bakhmut tactical direction, aviation and artillery strikes hit clusters of manpower and military equipment of the 35th and 36th Marine Brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Two ammunition depots of the 45th Artillery Brigade and the 109th Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed near the settlements of Seversk and Sukhaya Balka of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

▫️ In the Krasno-Limansky direction, the Center group of troops repelled four attacks by AFU units in the Serebryansk forestry. In the areas of the settlements of Nevskoye of the Luhansk People’s Republic and Torskoye of the Donetsk People’s Republic, aviation strikes defeated units of the 63rd and 66th mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Also, in the areas of the settlements of Yampolovka, Torskoye of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Chervonaya Dibrova of the Luhansk People’s Republic, the activities of three Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were suppressed. Over 100 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, two armored combat vehicles, three pickups, an Acacia self-propelled artillery unit and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed during the day.”

🔹 Russian Ministry of Defense
t.me/mod_russia/27811
https://t.me/mod_russia/27811

RAC

“Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the special military operation (as of June 24, 2023)

Part 2 (see part 1)

▫️ In the Kupyansk direction, operational-tactical and army aviation, artillery of the “Western” grouping of troops hit the manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Novomlynsk, Timkovka, Kharkiv region and Stelmakhovka of the Luhansk People’s Republic.

Three Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were destroyed in the areas of the settlements of Yagodnoye and Berestove in the Kharkiv region. The enemy’s losses amounted to up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, three cars, as well as a D-20 howitzer.

Up to 45 Ukrainian servicemen, two vehicles, a Grad MLRS combat vehicle, two Acacia self-propelled artillery units and two Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers were destroyed in the Kherson direction as a result of fire damage during the day.

Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery groups of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation defeated 92 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 124 districts during the day. In the area of the city of Dnepropetrovsk, two fuel depots for military equipment of the AFU group were destroyed.

By means of air defense, 24 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed during the day in the areas of the settlements of Zaitsevo, Artemovsk, Novobakhmutovka, Volodino, Yakovlevka, Soledar, Belogorovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Kremennaya of the Luhansk People’s Republic, Ulyanovsk of the Kherson region, Shevchenko and Mirnoye of the Zaporozhye region.

In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 444 aircraft, 240 helicopters, 4,775 unmanned aerial vehicles, 426 anti-aircraft missile systems, 10,319 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,131 multiple rocket launchers, 5,218 field artillery and mortars, as well as 11152 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed.”

🔹 Russian Ministry of Defense
t.me/mod_russia/27812
https://t.me/mod_russia/27812

duchess01

Verse of the Day for Saturday, June 24, 2023

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1 (KJV)

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Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered !!!

duchess01

PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.

I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.

Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.

With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.

Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me. 

Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

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duchess01

BE MY VOICE

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duchess01

PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

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Dora
barkerjim

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TheseTruths

Yes! It’s also possible to follow multiple news events at once.

barkerjim

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gil00

She knows a lot, which is why no “news” stations keep her.
hope he gets his too.

barkerjim

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phoenixrising

very clever!

gil00

Barb Meier

I know we don’t do Facebook here, but I really had to share this with Steve. So, here’s a screenshot. I don’t know who David Attenborough is, but I love his posts.

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TheseTruths

Had to enlarge that. Those are goats on that wall! 🐐

Barb Meier

Sorry TT. When I upload a photo, they are always small. Not sure if I could add HTML to size it to 200% before and turn it off after the image.

scott467

I wonder where they’re going. The wall curves outward at the top, so…

gil00

phoenixrising
WSB

Putin’s chef. The same one from indictments by Mueller in the RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA Hoax.

I smell a rat.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-prigozhin-admits-links-what-us-says-was-election-meddling-troll-farm-2023-02-14/

kalbokalbs

Very informative read.

gil00

scott467

Quite a compliment to the number 100.

In reality, it is millions of times bigger than Watergate.

gil00

End of the US plunges the world into darkness. I do believe that.

phoenixrising

VERY short video … more like a clip

kalbokalbs

Thanks. Looking forward to the entire interview posting surfacing soon.

barkerjim
TheseTruths

TheseTruths

MSNBC calls it…

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pgroup2

Any bets on whether this guy keeps his job?

Please

I think this is a parody. Isn’t that the same guy from yesterday doing the blackrock omg parody with the shadow of a gun to his head?

gil00

Its a parody. He is wearing the free kids smock.

Barb Meier

As I get older, I have thought about replacing my guns with wasp and hornet spray. Aisle 50, Bay 005

gil00

gil00

scott467

Cuppa Covfefe

BBLM…

because

B lack
L ies
M atter

mollypitcher5

Does he even need to ask…..those shootings and deaths could be a thing of the past if only millions of dollars in reparations were doled out, prisons shut down. school wasn’t so damn hard with white man’s ideas of education, abortion clinics alongside every7/11, free housing, free food, weed kiosks (free of course)

kalbokalbs

True.

Except them assholes can call me racists anytime. I don’t care. Liable to laugh at them. Quite possibly toss in, FOD.

phoenixrising

phoenixrising

I wonder … if Biden’s check bounced?

para59r

Well something is bouncing along the Ukrainian/Russian Front and it’s not Russians.

Ukraine Watch Earlier Recently.

AFU troops have launched an offensive in several directions simultaneously, according to Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister Anna Malyar.  

According to her, “progress” is being made towards Orekhovo-Vasylevka, Artemovsk, Bohdanovka, Yagodnoe, Klisheyevka and Kurdyumovka.

Heavy fighting continues in southern Ukraine, Malyar added.

Now

Unsuccessful offensive attempts by the Ukrainian troops – the latest developments on the front 

Amid the situation with the PMC Wagner, Ukrainian militants tried to attack Russian army positions in the direction of Zaporozhye and Kherson. Despite the tense situation in a number of Russian regions, this did not affect the combat effectiveness of Russian soldiers. The Russian Armed Forces successfully thwarted the attempts of the Ukrainian troops to launch an “offensive” in the Zherebyanka, Pyatikhatka and Rabotino areas in the direction of Zaporozhye. The enemy suffered significant losses in manpower and military equipment and attempted to evacuate the wounded and killed from the battlefield, but was overrun by Russian artillery.

In the Antonov Bridge area of the Kherson region, Ukrainian troops are moving additional forces towards the Dnieper River. They are actively working with artillery and using kamikaze drones in large numbers. The Russian army, having called up its reserves, is repulsing all militant attempts to attack our positions, destroying large numbers of men and controlling the entire line of contact.

para59r

Also all the tel.me accounts are reporting Wagner have already made quick dashes to convivence stores before breaking camp and are already heading back to their old positions.

All rather strange. Seems it was a bloodless coup with the exception of a several attack helicopters getting shot down. Those may have been shot down by rebel wagner forces that had gotten out ahead of others on their mad dash for Moscow and may of not been sanctioned by the supposed coup leaders.

Also of note Intel Z using two juxtaposed media stories saying

NATO media as usual: when the “march” began, they became Wagner forces and freedom fighters. After the agreement, they became terrorists again.

https://t.me/intelslava/49351

phoenixrising

via Intel Slava Z

Another important detail.
During the day, the FSB had an excellent opportunity to thoughtfully rewrite all those who called for the seizure of power, the overthrow of Putin, the establishment of a military dictatorship, and so on. Plans to combat domestic extremism will be fulfilled and exceeded by a margin.

phoenixrising

Does that translate to a purge ongoing of traitors?

para59r

Believes so. This is new, but I believe it will leave the door open for select prosecutions. Notice no change in RU leadership.

Cuppa Covfefe

Instead of poking the bear, they end up baring (bearing?) the poke….

Last edited 9 months ago by Cuppa Covfefe
litenmaus

It appears to me that Wagner troop movements have just been given an ironclad excuse for being on Belarus soil.

singingsoul1

Prosecution will be swift if they can spare the bullets. call me cynical but it is Russia after all and they omitted treason. Very smart they way they smoked them out.

kalbokalbs

On the positive side, Russia has no shortage of bullets.

singingsoul1

That is true. The salty Cracker things it was all fake to find out who the traitors are. I agree with him. He Salty is on Rumble

singingsoul1

Bingo 🙂

singingsoul1

Wagner group identified the infiltrators and traitors and expelled them. that is my theory.

Last edited 9 months ago by singingsoul1
Cuppa Covfefe

Czech? 😀

singingsoul1

Maybe China put their boot on Biden? China Russia are now friends.
This is an eye opener if US was involved no one will trust them. This will backfire.

phoenixrising

Last edited 9 months ago by phoenixrising
singularzoe

Just messages to a few people. Hi to Phonix Rising and wolf and pgroup and cthulhu and Kalbo and rds and scott465 and Gail and Cuppa and whoever I forgot, hard to keep everyone in my head. I still have the reader function showing on other blogs, but new responses are not showing there, for some reason

cthulhu

Hi,back!

I hope your technical issue can get straightened out.

phoenixrising

Hi Zoe …

Good to see you … and glad you are doing well… we miss you!

Cuppa Covfefe

HI Singular Zoe! Good to see you here and hope you’re having multiple good things going on 🙂

You seem to have the opposite issue that coothie and I have, where we can’t turn off notifications… feast or famine, it seems… Hope you get your reader issue sorted; maybe WP had some update that borked things (they having ignored the old adage of “never touch a running system”)…

Last edited 9 months ago by Cuppa Covfefe
scott467

Hi Zoe!

Good to see you 👍😁

RDS

So good to see you here!

RAC

Looks like the mutiny is over thanks to mediation by Lukashenko.
Wonder how forgiving Putin is, or will be once prigozhin ceases to be useful.
This is being reported on several telegram sites, and seems to stem from this one. Seven aircraft and heaven only knows the total crew and maybe passenger numbers, criminally lost…

“It is reported that a total of seven sides of the Russian Aerospace Forces were lost as a result of the actions of the Wagner PMCs, including:

— 3 Mi-8MTPR electronic warfare helicopters;
— 1 transport Mi-8;
— 1 attack Ka-52;
— 1 transport and combat Mi-35M;
— 1 Il-22 VzPU (air control center).

Thus, the current daily losses in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation exceed the tragedy of May 13 in the Bryansk region, when four sides of the Russian Aerospace Forces were lost at once due to an ambush of the MIM-104 Patriot SAM.

With such own “patriots” and no ambushes of American “patriots” along the border is not necessary. We manage on our own.”

Military Informant
t.me/milinfolive/102708
https://t.me/milinfolive/102708

para59r

There were elements of the alleged coup forces that got far out ahead of the main body and it was likely they that shot down the helicopters.

I’m back to wondering if this was all about drawing more Ukrainian forces to commit themselves on the front which if one believes the reports they have and are being delt with rather handedly. But I think we will have to see what more happens. In example does Wagner boss get arrested or not? Or will Shoigu be made to step down.

Mid East Watch is reporting he’s going to be arrested. But truthfully they are all over the map on this thing.

 BREAKING: Reports that Shoigu is about to be apprehended by the FSB at his summer dacha outside of Moscow

Some interesting tweets

Some street theater??? or real emotion???

Moar to follow…

para59r

Interesting if true…

Last edited 9 months ago by para59r
para59r

Criminal case on armed rebellion against Prigozhin will be terminated – Peskov

During the negotiations, an agreement was reached that the Wagner PMC fighters would go to field camps, and Prigozhin himself would leave for Belarus.

https://t.me/intelslava/49356

At the moment, the Russian authorities are keeping deathly silence regarding the whole situation with the announced agreements.

One of the possible scenarios for the development of events is called by many the resignation of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, which Prigozhin tried to achieve with his campaign.

This is supported by the fact that both of these characters were completely absent from the public space of the current conflict. However, there is no confirmation of these predictions yet.

https://t.me/intelslava/49346

Cuppa Covfefe

Actually, that would be

US officials made the plans for the Wagner Group to lead a rebellion against Russia, and intelligence officials briefed some members of congress earlier this week.

A Schiff in every port, one might say…

singingsoul1

Putin play them all. He is ex KGB and now he knows who is loyal and who is not. Wagner tricked the CIA me thinks 😂

kalbokalbs

Travis’ TW pic is outdated. Wonder IF he is simply a rumor monger.

Piglosi no longer in the House.

Schitty booted off intel scam committee.

cthulhu

AFAIK, Piglosi is still in the House — just not Speaker.

kalbokalbs

Yup. I stand corrected. Nancy is in Congress.

However, I doubt Nancy is on the House Intelligence Committee.

(May be wrong, again.)

singingsoul1

Russians are loyal to Mother Russia.

para59r

As they should be 😁

One tweet had this.
“Meanwhile in Rostov, some are holding a graduation against the backdrop of a stuck T-90S PMC Wagner.”
Girl in long pink shiny dress, short sleeves, posing for picture next to tank.

singingsoul1

Wonderful 🙂

kalbokalbs

Not easily intimidated. <<< Good for them.

RAC

“Peskov said that the criminal case against Yevgeny Prigozhin has been terminated.
Prigozhin will move to Belarus under Lukashenka’s guarantees and will work there.”
https://t.me/boris_rozhin/90238

“The fighters of the Wagner PMCs who did not take part in Prigozhin’s “campaign” to Rostov and Moscow will sign contracts with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.”
https://t.me/boris_rozhin/90239

“The fighters of the Wagner PMCs will not be persecuted, taking into account their merits at the front. We have always respected their exploits (with) Sands”
https://t.me/boris_rozhin/90240

RAC

If the second post above is correct in detail it looks like a winnowing of dependable personnel.

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. I think there’s some chess being played here, with Z, et. al., queening their checkers in vain…

kalbokalbs

Putin continues to be a true leader, committed to Russia, Russians.

USG could learn some useful lessons from Putin. (J6 Political Prisoners, as a starting point.)

Sunday talk shows will portray. Putin’s back is against the wall. The walls are closing in on Putin. Ukraine is winning.

Last edited 9 months ago by kalbokalbs
TradeBait2

It was noted that Ivermectin.com was off line for credit card usage a week or two ago. They are back on line with using cards.

Cuppa Covfefe

Seems there’s a lot of hacking going on the last week or so (at least over here)…

In the Appleverse there are some critical updates needed due to a botnet… Artificial intelligence and nuisances abound… CVE-2023-32434 and CVE-2023-32435. Bleepingcomputer (and other sites) have more info… sigh… seems spooks may be behind this, with lots of finger-pointing going on (muhrussia, muhusa, muhchdonalds 🙂 )…

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-fixes-zero-days-used-to-deploy-triangulation-spyware-via-imessage

kalbokalbs

Thanks for following up.

RDS

Thank you so much!

bakocarl

pharmacyonair.com sells 12mg ivermectin for about $1.05 per tablet . . . and that includes shipping. Ivermectin.com is significantly moe expensive.

kalbokalbs

Great news. Thanks for posting.

para59r

In the event I miss the story, I suspect that some one will do a compare and contrast with Biden and J6 un armed protest vs Putin and the armed insurrection. If you run across such, please post. Differences are startling to say the least.

para59r

oh oh.. some one gets it! MOAR please.

mollypitcher5

Good one Para ! Like it

kalbokalbs

Laughing at myself.

Just saw your post. Literally, post up or down, made a comparison. Putin insurrection V Biden J6 Political Prisoners.

^^^ WH presstitutes should ask liar Kirby and Shag questions along these lines.

para59r
RDS
eilert

kalbokalbs

Absolutely heartbreaking.

BOTH, videos should be run in their entirety on Bannon, Bongino, Tucker, OAN…

Gaetz, Ms Lindsey, Ted Cruz, Pierre DeLecto…every fricken “republican” trashing J6 protesters should be Required to watch these two videos.

  • Then asked, if they believe justice is being served.

  :wpds_arrow: Driving the entire Faux J6 narrative, fundamental reality, stated by John Strand.

…corrupt politicians AND useful idiots…

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

gil00

May the obummer judge rot in hell for being a traitor.

singularzoe

Well, Cuppa, then I’ll give you another notification–ha ha. Just want to say how very informative and knowledgeable you are, and how much I Sish I could read your posts all the time–say, if you had your own blog I could subscribe to. And pr is another very informed person. Oh, and forgot to greet Para, I think.

para59r

Always enjoys having you here Zoe. I think if we posted less tweets you’d come more often.

scott467

Car-jacker go splat.

kalbokalbs

BEST part of my day. Likely BEST part of my entire day. (Yea, I am like this.)

gil00

I like happy endings too.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Turned out it was an edited video. Dude walked away with a bruised hip!

scott467

Another typical case of justice gone bad.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yup.

scott467
mollypitcher5

kalbokalbs

Surely, amateur hour, as US/UK/EU IC rolls on with another failure, to toss Putin.

Sunday talk shows will ignore the obvious.

para59r

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singularzoe

Oh, Para, you made me laugh–impressed you remember what I said about tweets. But I Have really gotten crazy-busy during ehe week listening over at Frank Speech. My friend Brannon Howse does great interviewing over there, and other people I like–Pete Santilli and others. Also reading Sundance a lot, but can no longer comment over there–no, I wasn’t banned, it’s just my odd computer system, I think.

para59r

We’ll have to bring you more of the audio stuff to get you hang about longer then 😉

Brave and Free
singingsoul1

Biden is no longer useful now they have to find the next puppet. No wonder that all their crimes are is trickling out

TradeBait2

What you doing, Rhonda?



kalbokalbs